“Novel coronavirus” is the proper term for this brand-new virus wreaking havoc on our unprepared world.
But you can also call this nasty villain by its scientific name: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2 for short.
Covid-19 seems to strike the elderly and immunocompromised the hardest, along with any of us with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease. But the young shouldn’t take anything for granted — there have been numerous deaths among people aged 20 to 50, as well as a very few among children.
Covid-19 can also present with mild symptoms very
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